Dates and tips for handling the big day: This fall, the SAT is given Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. Registration deadlines are about a month in advance. Registration dates are available online.
When’s the best time to take the SAT?
The SAT and SAT Subject Tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.
A test-taking schedule based on your college application plan is available online.
Test Day Checklist
On the day of the test, bring the following:
- Your admission ticket
- Two No. 2 pencils and a soft eraser
- Photo identification
- An acceptable calculator
Optional items include:
- A watch
- Extra batteries
- A bag or backpack
- A drink or snack for breaks
Items to leave at home:
- Cell phone, pager, personal digital assistant, iPod
- Notes, books, dictionary
- Scratch paper